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Give your reading life life! In the MMD Book Club, we’re learning to read better, together.

Give your reading life a boost this season

Go deeper with your books, brighten your book talk, and have more fun in your reading life!

If stacks of books and bouquets of sharpened pencils make your heart go pitter-patter, join us for Book School, a special course that takes place within the MMD Book Club this fall.

We designed our accessibly nerdy (and excessively nerdy) curriculum to help you get more out of the books you read—and to have fun doing it.

"You made me feel so excited about books and authors and so connected. This has been an absolute delight."

What is Book School?

Our Book School course is a five-part series of classes that takes place inside the Modern Mrs Darcy Book Club. We don’t just read together; we step back and learn how to get more out of the books we read, and have fun doing it. 

In Book School you will: 

  • Learn how to “read with a literary lens,” and which books lend themselves to literary reading (the answers might surprise you!) 
  • Discover which elements to focus on to get more out of what you read 
  • Gain practical strategies for retaining more of what you read
  • Learn what skilled readers know to pay attention to when they read closely 
  • Hone your book talk skills so that when you describe a book, your fellow readers sit up and take notice
  • Build your bookish vocabulary to more easily identify why a book works (or doesn’t)

Our member community is more than a book club

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COMMUNITY

An online haven of like-minded readers who love reading as much as you do.

CONVERSATION

24/7 in-depth book discussions in our forums, plus live book discussions.

CLASSES

Enjoy fun, fast-paced instruction on topics that help you get more out of your reading life.

Instant access to all this and more

Join our smart and savvy group of readers, watch dozens of past author chats, enjoy instant access to our class library, and enjoy our new Book School course.

Book discussions with some of your favorite authors, like Elizabeth Acevedo, Chris Cleave, Tayari Jones, Kelly Corrigan, and more

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Member exclusives like the Fall Book Preview digital magazine and the expanded Summer Reading Guide with 12 extra pages

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Our entire first Book School session, with classes like why and how to track your reading, plan to conquer your TBR, and how to review anything

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Classes like the ever-popular 1 Hour to a Better #Bookstagram, so you can create a gorgeous—and genuinely useful—account

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Our class Book Journaling for Book Lovers covers book journaling basics, the best methods and tools, practical get-started strategies, and more

Fun club events like Ask Anne Anything, Reading Life Rehab, the Summer Reading Guide unboxing, and more

JOIN THE CLUB NOW

MONTHLY

Upgrade to annual anytime

$15 / MONTH

ANNUAL

Best deal
Two months free!

$150 / YEAR

QUARTERLY

Upgrade to annual anytime

$40 / QUARTER

"High quality, accessible literary content presented in a friendly and enthusiastic way."

FAQs

Yes! All of our events are available to watch as video replays. In fact with your membership you can see over 3 years of author interviews, book discussions, and classes.

I hope you’ll love the community and conversations you have here in the book club, not to mention all of the classes and events. I understand you wanting to try it to see what it’s like.

We do not offer a trial period, but the replays of Stay at Home Book Tour are similar to the author events we do here in book club. If you’re still not sure, I recommend the monthly option, you can cancel anytime in the month and not be charged again.

If you decide you love it and want to change to an annual membership to get the 2 month discount you can do that at any time.

Nothing! Both get access to all of the live events, our full back catalog of event replays, and as much book talk as you can handle.

Those that choose to pay for a year up front do get a 2 month discount.

Both groups abound in bookish enthusiasm and community. Our What Should I Read Next patreon community is podcast-centered: we share peeks behind the scenes, bonus episodes, and outtakes and commentary about the show. We also invite our members to influence future episodes with their suggestions and poll and survey responses.

Book club is the place where we are learning to read better, together. We host community, classes, and conversation here, as well as purposefully seek to build the skills of the reading life, whether that means learning to choose good books for our own enjoyment, exploring different methods of book journaling, learning to write better reviews or request Advanced Review Copies from publishers, or make reading resolutions for the New Year.

You can participate however you like. We have live events, but also online forums for 24/7 discussion. You can read the monthly book or not. There are classes that you can come to live, but you can also watch replays of any of our past classes.

There’s a lot going on, but how you choose to participate is entirely up to you.

Typically your local book club hosted at a friend’s house or your local bookstore chooses one book to read each month and then meets in person to discuss it.

We do that (though not in person). But that’s not ALL we do! There is a monthly book selection, but in addition to the author chat we also have ongoing discussion about that month’s book or anything books and reading all throughout the month. We also regularly host classes, member meetups, and fun events like the Summer Reading Guide Unboxing.

We’re all about learning to read better, together. So on a regular basis we have classes where we tackle one aspect of the reading life.

In the past, we’ve done classes like 1 Hour to a better bookstagram, Why and how to write in your books, and 7 Ways to get more out of your reading life. These classes are all recorded and available for you to watch as soon as you join.

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